Arsenal boss Wenger keeps veteran trio sweating on new contracts

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident his off contract veteran trio will not lose their focus in the title run in.

William Gallas, Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre will all see their deals expire in June.

Wenger said: “The three players are all focused because they are at an age where they know they have to deal with that. It is not the same as when you have a player of 23 or 24. A player of 33 or 34 is in a normal situation with that. For a player of 23 or 24, it is an abnormal situation.

“We want to focus on the games. It is a crucial stage for us. Birmingham is the absolute priority. We have fought like mad to be in this position, so we want to take advantage of that.”